A solution has been found for the separation of church and state argument over a 20 foot cross formerly on public property in Monterrey, California... And for a change, almost everyone seems happy about it. (more here)
That's a shame that they removed a historical artifact like that. Think about the "Christ the Redeemer" statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, the obelisks and Edomite alter at Petra, or the Buddha statues that the Taliban destroyed in Afghanistan.
I'll do what one of my Christian blog commenters does every time I report on an atheist billboard being vandalized: blame the victim. He always says something to the effect of, "I wouldn't put it past you evil atheists to have vandalized your own sign just so you could blame us and get more publicity!"
Turnabout being fair play, I can think of why a Christian might have wanted to vandalize that cross. The city council was contacted about the cross by the ACLU a year before all this took place. They'd already lost a lot of money in an earlier 1st Amendment go-around with the ACLU and knew they'd lose this one too. Maybe cutting down the cross anonymously was an ideal way out: No expensive lawsuit with the ACLU and no blame from their constituents for not standing up to the ACLU. Best of all, they get to look good by doing a lot of breast-beating about law 'n order and godless vandalism.
It's diabolical, but it's also a win/win/win all the way.
Not that I'm saying this happened, of course (heh, heh!).
your right it is a win win for them! and say some one were to try to vandalize the cross again now that its on private property, their would be hell to pay! not that they would use that word.. in public at least
There is a video of the Pope's 'exorcism' caught on film. The man isn't demon possessed, there are likely no 'real' demons. He's just delusional and doesn't want to accept personal responsiblity for his own behavior for his own dysfunctional life.
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I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…